Accelerated Learning


Syntality™



Background
During the last ten years, the self-education industry has been powered by the rapid growth in information based technology. A study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) showed that over the past 20 years, the amount of information that a person needs to access on a daily basis has increased by 600%. Today, we are inundated with approximately 4 Exabytes of data each year. In addition, the rapid changes in the ways we receive, access or modify information (Internet, CD ROM, iPhone, cable/satellite networks), and the decreasing ability of the public sector to quantify and get up-to-date education and training, (a world-wide trend) assures with certainty that the ability to learn effectively and use the learned information in everyday life will become more important than the actual knowledge possessed by an individual. Individuals and corporations are increasingly aware that “One cannot survive without continuous learning. If you stop learning, sooner than later, your level of knowledge will be effected and most likely your career options too.” This is evident as numerous companies and some governments restructure to empower their employees to maximize independence and encourage them to learn how to be more confident and effective. This is evidenced by the mounting perception of inadequate training provided to students in the publicly funded education system and employees in companies. In short; an organization that is able to offer products and/or services that measurably and significantly improves an individual’s ability to learn, retain, apply and communicate information, and easily adapts to specific areas of study, will be more effective in servicing the public or capturing a significant market niche in the emerging “knowledge” industry.

What is Accelerated Learning?


Learning from explicit (text, lecture, video) or implicit (context, intuition, body language) sources of information is a trainable skill. This training can be roughly divided into four (4) steps:
These 4 key steps to learning are:
  1. Data: This is what you see or hear. Training the student or employee to quickly see important objects and examples-the traditional “passing on the information.”
  2. Information: Recognize what is known vs. not known. Training the student or employee in techniques that will enable him/her to effectively use these familiar objects to learn information: “teaching how to learn.” -the traditional “passing on structured information via teacher or trainer.”
  3. Knowledge: Turning information into your understanding or knowledge thereupon:
    • Knowledge gives you confidence and confidence gives you a better attitude
    • Instilling confidence and curiosity necessary to tackle the unknown comes through measurable knowledge (tests). Recent developments in cognitive sciences (an important area of psychology) as well as many thousands of years of “teaching experience” throughout human history has given us more understanding of how to facilitate these learning steps.
    • Modern Technology through Mount Knowledge’s Real Time Self Learning Intelligent (RTSL) educational engine has now provided learners interactive multimedia tools to handle information faster from any real time textual content and on any subject.
  4. Creativity:The ability to handle the unknown or problem solve. There exists a set of guidelines for developing exercises and techniques to train people to increase their creativity abilities through: retention, recall, speed learning, intelligence, communication skills and confidence level.

These guidelines are:
  • Research, development and training in the area,
  • "learning how to learn" and,
  • "instilling confidence"

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How Do You Train A Student Or An Employee?


The Mount Knowledge Solution
Research has shown that there are 3 types of Memory: Sensory, Working and Long-term. Understanding how to use these learning processes will help anyone to turn information into knowledge – quickly. This required an interactive learning method and system.
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Based on this research, in 1995, Mount Knowledge developed the trademark product Syntality™ - a Holistic Approach to train Accelerated Learning by Actively Doing for Long-Term Memory Knowledge storage. Syntality™ is a training program as opposed to an information package. The underlying philosophy of the Syntality program stresses the importance of learning by actively doing: choosing what to learn, learning it effectively, making judgments, deciding and managing actions. Syntality™ is a personal empowerment program tying together interactive learning and personal development.
Further research has shown that within the working memory process there are two types of information inputs – Verbal and Visual. When you are able to have a learner combine and interact with this information your ability to become knowledgeable increases.
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By 2005 technology was sufficiently advanced to enable Mount Knowledge to takes its Syntality™ AL process and develop its patent pending interactive multi-media Real Time Self-Learning Intelligent engine (RTSL) to help people to turn “information into knowledge” faster than traditional methods.
The Components of Training
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Syntality™ is comprised of program on CD-ROM and in-house training sessions. The three primary areas of Syntality™ training includes; Syntality™ Real Time Self-Learning Tools (Syntality™ ESL, TOEFL), Syntality™ Accelerated Computer Skills (using the Internet, HTML, Microsoft Office, etc.) and Syntality™ Personal Development (Leadership, Problem Solving, Risk Taking, Career Development, ESL).
Syntality™ RTSL trains people in the construction of their own "Learning Interfaces" in order to maximize the effectiveness of learning. The process mimics the evolution of the computer human interface that has been developed from text driven command line interfaces to graphical user interfaces, simplifying the learning process, reducing the time separating learning and action for the end user.
The Syntality™ RTSL process has been fully researched. It is an application of the most significant findings in cognitive and behavioral psychology, and the ancient teachings of many cultures. It works because it is natural - it makes people aware of how to use and reinforce some of the functions of the brain to their advantage. Remarkably, Syntality™ training is enjoyable and it has a startling effect on how people learn, recall and present information. It gives trainees the confidence to tackle the unknown.
Customers who would benefit from Syntality™ programs include:
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Educators
  • Schools
  • Community
  • Employees
  • Corporations
  • Government

The Syntality™ program outline is a combination of in class training, Digital audio-visual e-learning packages, Internet and e-mail support utilizing state-of-the-art communication technology such as Interactive CD-ROMs, iPhone, MP3 players, etc.